While fifth-ranked LSU almost certainly won’t have any trouble getting past the Northwestern State Demons in their Week 3 mismatch, the big question surrounding this Week 3 affair is whether or not the championship-hopeful Tigers can cover the chalk as a huge home favorite of over 50 points! With that thought in mind, let’s find out right now if LSU is the pick to win and cash in at home or whether the FCS-based Demons are the pick to cover the chalk with the points.
Northwestern State vs LSU 2019 College Football Week 3 Odds, Game Preview & Pick
- When: Saturday September 14, 2019, 7:30 PM ET
- Where: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA
- TV: SEC Network
- Radio: Northwestern State / LSU
- Live Stream: SECSports.com
- College Football Week 3 Odds: LSU -51 / Total: 66
- Partly Cloudy: 34°C/93°F
- Humidity: 57%
- Precipitation: 20%
- Wind: 10 mph ENE
- Cloud Cover: 49%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why Bet On Northwestern State at +51?
The Demons are getting a ton of points in this contest and that is the only reasons anyone should consider backing them in this contest. After opening their 2019 campaign with a humbling 42-20 Northwestern State road loss against Tennessee-Martin two weeks ago, the Demons were man-handled in their embarrassing 33-7 loss to Midwestern State last weekend. Quarterback Shelton Eppler completed 28 of 42 passes for 177 yards with no touchdowns and one interception The Demons were held to a paltry 58 rushing yards in the loss and were shut out for the game’s second half after going into the break down 26-7.
Why Bet On LSU at -51?
After pounding Georgia Southern 55-3 in their regular season opener, the Tigers picked up a huge win by taking down No. 13 Texas 45-38 last weekend in Austin, no less. LSU quarterback Joe Burrow looked like a future NFL prospect by completing a blistering 31 of 39 passes for 471 yards with four touchdowns and one interception while running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire added 87 rushing yards and one score in the win. Wide receiver Justin Jefferson hauled in nine catches for 163 yards and three touchdowns.
Northwestern State vs LSU College Football Week 3 Betting Trends
- Northwestern State are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games
- Northwestern State are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Northwestern State’s last 8 games
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Northwestern State vs LSU
My goodness, the Tigers are giving up an insane 51 points and that would scare any college football bettor. However, after seeing the way LSU exploded on a very good Texas team last weekend, combined with the fact that Northwestern State just got smacked around by a D-II opponent, leads me to believe the Tigers are going to cover the chalk in this contest, much like they did in their opener over a Georgia Southern team that is actually far more competitive than Northwestern State.
Northwestern State is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games and an identical 3-6 ATS in their last nine road games. Conversely, LSU has won 11 of their last 12 home games while going 4-1 ATS in their last five games and 4-2 ATS in their last six home dates. I’m not real fond of the high spread in this one, but I will take the Tigers to cover it for their second, 50-plus point win of the season.
Pick: LSU -51